Oedipus Rex. by Sophocles. Sophocles. 496 – 406 B. C. a playwright who lived a long, comfortable, happy life grew up in a wealthy family in ATHENS, GREECE. Sophocles. his dramatic work portrayed misery and tragedy he also became a distinguished public official. Sophocles.
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Sophocles’ surviving plays (written after 440 B.C.) are deeply troubling
These plays depict characters caught up in unsolvable dilemmas that test their faith in divine and human justice
Ancient Athens – 5th Century B. C.